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Cycling glory for Costa

Walvis Bay hosted a very successful Nedbank Coastal Cycle Challenge on Saturday. The 50 km race for females and the 100km race for males produced some fiercely contested racing. 

Wanda Tattersall crossed the finishing line first with a time of 3:23:56 and clinched the 100km category for females. Luanne van der Schyff finished second and Heide Hobohm third. 

Costa Seibeb won the 100km race…

Ghana clinches Four Nations tournament

The Ghanaian u/17 soccer team proved to be in a class of their own, after defeating host Namibia, Westphalia (Germany) and South Africa in a 4-Nations tournament, played over the weekend in Swakopmund. 

The competition is staged in Namibia every two years and kicked off in 2008, with Walvis Bay hosting the first three tournaments. It was initiated by the Ministry of Youth, Sport and…

Namibian U18 Fistball team off to World Cup

The u/18 Fistball national team will play their opening game against Germany at the u/18 Fistball World Cup on Thursday. The tournament will be held in Pomerode, Brazil.

The team of Namibian national coach Andreas Minz will furthermore play hosts Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Switzerland and Austria during the preliminary round of the tournament on Thursday and Friday.…

Internasionale sokker aksie teen die kus

Die o/17 sokkerspanne van Namibië, Suid Afrika, Ghana en Westphalia (Duitsland) is besig om sake op die Vineta stadion in Swakopmund uit te spook en sokkerliefhebbers is baie ingenome met die jong manne se vernuf en talent.

 

Hierdie toernooi word elke tweede jaar deur die Namibiese Ministerie van Jeug, Sport en Kultuur georkestreer en hierdie is die eerste keer dat…

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Aqua to run sewerage plant for five years

The appointment of Aqua Utilities Corporation (AUC) as the main operator of the new sewerage and purification plant and pump station has in principle been approved by the Swakopmund Town Council.

The contract is worth an estimated N$10 million per year.

A thorough cost analysis still needs to be done…

EBH secures oil rig contract

Ship repair company Elgin Brown &Hamer (EBH) Namibia recently secured the contract to dock and repair the jack-up oil rig, Seawork 1 at the newly-acquired Panamax floating dock in Walvis Bay.

The project entailed the rig being lifted clear out of the water to facilitate repair work, a first for EBH Namibia.

The company is able to carry out this specialised…

EPC to run Martin Luther site

The historical site of the Martin Luther monument alongside the B2 road on the outskirts of Swakopmund has been leased for five years to EPC Events and Catering (EPC).

The area, measuring about 2 000 m², will be leased to EPC Events at a cost of N$920 per month, subject to an annual increase of 10%. Council noted, however, that the additional piece of…

Record cargo volumes move through Walvis Bay Corridor

Volumes along the Walvis Bay Corridors, averaged a monthly record of over 95 000 tonnes in February, which is the highest monthly volumes for the corridors to date.

The growth in cargo volumes was also driven by the Walvis Bay-Ndola-Lubumbashi Development Corridor, specifically the DRC market which achieved an impressive 10 000 tonnes for the month of…

Namibian companies at risk of fraud and corruption

The Ernest and Young's latest survey “The Namibian Fraud & Corruption Landscape”, which was released on 15 April 2014 in Windhoek shows that 79% of Namibian businesses view fraud and corruption as a big risk to their businesses.

Executive management and risk management staff of 90 Namibian companies were surveyed for their views on fraud, bribery and…

Politics

Youth leaders head to America

Cavin Finnies is a man on a mission. The emerging student leader from Lüderitz is a prominent member of the Namibian Youth Parliament and is currently on a leadership programme in the United States of America with a group of African youth.

Cavin Finnes (middle) with Fidel from Nigeria (left) and Brian Sibanda from…

Municipality and army generals at odds over Mile 4

Swakopmund Town Council and the Namibia Defence Force (NDF) are squaring up for a fight over a prime piece of beachfront property at Mile 4.

The dispute has been coming on for some time as the municipality on one side and the army generals on the other have dug in their heels to claim a large section of premium seafront property (Erf 101, 102 and 103, measuring 165 000 m²…

Environment

Veldfire started by TransNamib workers

The veldfire that burnt out of control for several hours on Friday and ravaged the Swakop River was most likely caused by sparks that fell onto the vegetation below while TransNamib workers were doing maintenance on the bridge that runs across the river.

The Namib Times was alerted to the billowing smoke and fire rising from near Nonidas…

Health & Beauty

Cancer survivors instill hope

Cancer survivors from the coast came together at the Swakopmund Family Practice to share their life stories and encourage other patients. 

The bold and beautiful ladies came out in numbers on the day to share their experiences and hang up the paintings that they made to give hope to other patients.

One of the patients painted a canvas in green symbolising…

Living with autism in your family

The 2nd of April 2014 marked the seventh annual World Autism Day and April the start of World Autism Awareness month.

During this time supporters of individuals of the Autism Spectrum disorder at the coast, in Namibia, and across the globe show their support in raising awareness of Autism. Finding out that your child is…

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Council approves two places of safety for children

The Swakopmund Town Council has granted official approval for the establishment of two new places of refuge for vulnerable children and orphans. 



At its last meeting the municipality approved the applications by two organisations concerned with the welfare of children, Tears of Hope and Ndatitangi Day Care, to set up the places of safety for children in Mondesa. 

No objections…

Almero loses battle against pneumonia

A three-year-old boy who was diagnosed with cancer in October 2013 lost his battle against pneumonia and sadly passed away on Sunday morning. 

Almero Alexander Gurirab was diagnosed with Leukemia (Burkett’s Lymphoma stage 3) last year and had been in Windhoek Central state hospital since then. His mother had to resign from her work to be with him all the time.…

ECN extends provisional voters inspection period

The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) has extended the inspection period of the provisional voters register until the end of April.

This follows formal complaints lodged by some registered political parties and individuals that the initial period was too short. The first inspection period started on 3 April and ended on 15 April. 

The…

Uranium miners face cancer risk, new report highlights

A shocking new report released this week points to a number of serious health threats facing workers on Namibia’s uranium mines.

International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Yukiya Amano (second from right) visits the Rossing uranium mine during his official visit to Namibia on 12 December 2013  Photo Conleth…

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Introducing Jacques Pienaar

The 27-year-old Jacques Pienaar is yet another talented artist from Arandis. He grew up in Leonardville but now lives in Swakopmund.


Jacques mostly uses graphite, charcoal and colour pencils in his drawings. Even though he has no formal training and is a self-taught artist, his talent speaks for itself through his works. 

The art touches the hearts of most people and even the young…

Documentary Photography

Documentary photography is something that has been close to my heart from the start, simply because it is a way to tell someone's story and share a part of yourself in the same moment. 


Documentary photography has the power to change perceptions, to change beliefs and change minds.

Though it may be the most rewarding form of photography, it is also one of the most difficult…

Countdown to the Nama Awards

As the 2014 Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMAs) draw closer, the organisers held auditions at the NTN theatre in Swakopmund to select groups that will dance to entertain the crowds.

Dancers who were successful were announced the following day. The NAMAs nominees will form the primary performer’s pool but due to the high number of nominees, a limited number of performers will be given the…

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Regular employee by day, burglar by night

On Tuesday night a burglary occurred at a Walvis Bay resident’s house in Fairways after she had internet installed at her house earlier that day.

She alleges that the culprits can only be in the employ of the company that installed the internet.

She spoke to the newspaper to share her ordeal and to…

Omaruru teacher charged with serial rape

The Omaruru Magistrate’s Court will rule today whether to give bail to a primary school teacher who has been charged with raping four boarding school boys.



Juda Mberira stands accused of allegedly raping the boys repeatedly. Magistrate Masule Kwizi reserved judgment for today after submissions by lawyer Josua Kaumbi who represents the…

Depositors’ funds no longer safe at banks

With the surge in cases of card cloning as one Walvis Bay resident recently discovered that banks are no longer safe havens for money.

The man become the latest victim when a total of N$60 000 allegedly went missing from his bank account. 

The client became aware of this on Thursday while trying to withdraw money at the ATM and got a message…

Woman sent to prison over pizza

Eating at luxury hotels and trying to leave without paying the bill landed a young woman in serious trouble this week. 

A destitute 32-year old woman from Windhoek was sentenced twice on Monday for eating at local restaurants and attempting to leave without settling the bill. 

“I was hungry”, Jade Blunden told Magistrate Hannelie…

Three arrested in high-profile drug bust

Two men and one woman were arrested at Swakopmund over the weekend after they were allegedly found in possession of a significant quantity of recreational drugs.



Marianne Burger, Marius Coetzee and Michael Dausab made their first appearance in the Swakopmund Magistrate’s court on Monday in connection with charges of possessing and dealing in…

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Die Erongo Regional Elderly Trust het hierdie nood raakgesien en ongeveer drie jaar gelede besluit om ‘n helpende hand na hulpbehoewende inwoners in Swakopmund en Walvisbaai uit te…

Easter babies for Walvis Bay

A total of 24 babies were delivered at the health institutions in Walvis Bay during the Easter holiday. 


Walvis Bay State hospital recorded 22 births by 14:00 yesterday, 13 boys and nine girls according to Nurse Victoria Elago. Welwitschia Hospital delivered only two babies, both girls, at the time of going to press. 

When the…

Henties Bay youth on the move

The Henties Bay Community Youth for Christ (HBCYC) is a newly formed Youth Group in the coastal town, looking into the deteriorating social and moral state of the youth of their town. 


The group saw the need to form a body to assist in this regard, addressing the concept of having a dream and a vision in life to steer young lives in a more organised and purposeful manner. …

Education

MYO celebrates 10 years of making a difference

Mondesa Youth Opportunity Trust celebrated their 10th anniversary at the educational institute’s premises in Swakopmund on Tuesday.

MYO is an after school program, focusing on subjects like English, Mathematics, Reading, Life Skills, Music and Sport. Learners form formerly underprivileged schools are attending classes at the institute, totally free of…

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Four killed, 23 injured in midnight collision

Four people were killed in a devastating collision about 5 km outside Okahandja on Tuesday night.

The wreckage of the Iveco bus at scene of the mass casualty on Tuesday night. Photo credit Freddie Kameeta from Emergency Assist 991.…

Road safety tips for the Easter break

On the road this Easter? Whether you're heading to Grandma's with the kids or hitting the B2 for a cross-country jaunt, don't leave home without some tested driving tips.

Learn more about avoiding breakdowns, saving money, and staying safe (and staying awake!) on your next road trip.

1. Before beginning a long drive, always get enough…

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